Dark-Chocolate Cherry Truffles

Yet another grown-up sweets recipe found on chatelaine.com
Dark-Chocolate Cherry Truffles

These tempting truffles add an eye-catching flourish to the dessert table, and with their sweet cherry centre, they’ll disappear in no time.

2 cups chopped dark chocolate, about 2 170-g pkgs
1/2 cup unsalted butter
4 tsp orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
24 maraschino cherries, stems removed
1/4 cup cocoa powder


[1] Combine chocolate with butter and liqueur in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high, stirring halfway through, 1 to 2 min. Stir until completely melted and smooth. Refrigerate until chocolate is slightly firm, about 1 hour.

[2] Line a baking sheet with foil.

[3] Pat cherries dry with paper towels. Scoop 1 scant tbsp chocolate mixture into the palm of your hand. Flatten chocolate, then place a cherry in the centre. Wrap cherry with chocolate, then roll into a ball. Place on prepared sheet. Repeat with remaining chocolate and cherries. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 min. Toss cordials with cocoa powder in a bowl until well coated. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve, up to 1 week.